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Taupo Urban Retreat

Hostel | 65 Heu Heu Street, Taupo, New Zealand 000

89.0% Overall Rating

86 out of 90 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (11/04/2015)

Stefanie Foerster thinks…

"Nice communal area, with cheap bar, not such a crazy noisy party armosphere like in base nearby. But if you wanna party you will be in 5 minutes at base. Don't be afraid of the 16 Bed Dorm, its…"

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Gym
  • Bicycle hire
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Bar(s)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.46

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Taupo?

Contact us directly

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A fun and laid back place to stay with FREE 'Urban' Internet for guests. Large communal indoor and outdoor areas, Taupo Urban Retreat is a great place to chill out with friends or meet new people. Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

8 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Double (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Twin (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Budget Family Room (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

About Taupo Urban Retreat

Our facilities include:

. FREE Internet for guests
. FREE tea and coffee
. Global Gossip WiFi only $4/24hrs
. Bar (cheapest in town we think)
. Pool Table
. TV room
. Guest kitchen
. Laundry
. Travel Desk (free activity booking)
. Late Check in - by arrangement only please contact us for details
. Café
. Bike hire
. Free DVD library
. Free guest parking
. $5 Gym passes (normally $15)

We are only one block away from bars, cafés, shops, supermarkets and the beautiful Lake Taupo (check the map). While you are visiting and enjoying all that Taupo has to offer, the friendly Urban crew aim to make sure that Taupo Urban Retreat Backpackers is your home away from home. Accommodation options include double, twin and dormitory style accommodation - some with en-suite, others with shared bathrooms.
Taupo is the adventure capital of the North Island and boasts a wide array of attractions including skydiving, jet boating, bungy jumping, parasailing, kayaking, sailing and fishing to name a few! Friendly staff are available to organize your activities and travel requirements including transport to The Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
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